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The Gildhouse, Poundstock

St. Winwaloe Church, Bude EX23 0AX, England
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Ranked #5 of 17 attractions in Bude
Type: Historic Sites
Owner description: The Gildhouse is a fully restored Tudor Gildhouse, c. 1540, open on Wednesdays from 10 am - 4pm throughout the summer. Free admission, guided tours... more » Owner description: The Gildhouse is a fully restored Tudor Gildhouse, c. 1540, open on Wednesdays from 10 am - 4pm throughout the summer. Free admission, guided tours etc plus a full education programme for schools. « less
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Chorley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Had a lovely morning visiting this superb attraction. Made very welcome given tea and biscuits and a great history on the building. Only open on Wednesdays but if you nature near go and have al look.

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Launceston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

We went on a visit to see the Gildhouse and were given tea and biscuits after we had had a guided tour around the top of the building. We then went downstairs and were allowed to try on some of the Tudor clothing which was great fun. A gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We recently hosted a wonderful birthday party for our mother with about 60 family and friends attending. The small team of volunteers who have restored this special Tudor building have managed to retain the building's magic, yet still provide a venue which comfortably accommodated our party. The Gildhouse looked stunning, inside and out, on the day making it a truly... More

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

What a wonderful hidden away place. My daughter loves history so we decided to visit The Gildhouse, The guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. My daughter was able to dress up in Tudor costumes which she loved. For our daughter it was one of the best part of our holiday, and truly worth a visit.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Really interesting and pretty Gildhouse, located in the picturesque grounds of an equally old and interesting village church. The two volunteers on duty (Sally and Tim) were very informative and enthusiastic, particularly when it came to dressing us up in the mock Tudor robes they keep on site! Free coffee and tea although donations are gratefully accepted and well worth... More

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EandGJ, Manager at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments about the Gildhouse - we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful old building. Just one thing - it was Sandy and not Sally who, with Tim, were the guides for your visit. They are two of a small band of volunteers who spend a lot of time supporting the Gildhouse in various... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

History is not usually my thing but it would be impossible not to enjoy this visit as the enthusiasm of the guide is very contagious. Sally is extremely knowledgeable and is able to take you through the history of the building in a high level of detail. She is very engaging and you can see that she clearly has a... More

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EandGJ, Manager at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your great comments about the Gildhouse - we're glad that you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful old building. Just one thing - It was Sandy and not Sally that told you all about the history of this Tudor building. Sandy is one of a small band of volunteers who spend a lot of time supporting the... More

Bude, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

A brilliant renovation and a perfect venue for a family get together. This is a hidden gem and well worth a visit.

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EandGJ, Manager at The Gildhouse, Poundstock, responded to this review

Simon Thanks for your comments - we're glad that you and your family enjoyed your get together at the Gildhouse. Don't foget that we are open every Wednesday from Easter until the end of October for free guided tours around this fascinating Tudor building. The Gildhouse Management Committee More

Bude, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

nice period building, even better when they were having a craft fair, bought some nice home made cakes, chutneys and rose veal

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

Tucked away in a secluded valley 5 miles from Bude, the fully-restored 1540 Poundstock Gildhouse is an absolute gem. Open on Wednesdays from Easter to October from 10 to 4, the knowledgable and passionate guide will give a history of the building, will offer a cup of tea and will give you a selection of costumes to dress you and... More

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

We were staying in Poundstock and saw that this ancient Gildhouse (thats how they spell it) was open on a Wednesday from 10am to 4pm. So, after breakfast a stroll down the flower banked road brought us to this splendidly restored piece of history. The church is set in a wooded dale and a stream burbles around its nether boundary.... More

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